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at the gas pump this year? well, get ready to add insult to injury. at the time, california drivers were told that the price spikes were necessary to make up for refinery outages. but cbs 5 reporter grace lee found out that we may have been fooled. grace. >> reporter: dana, that is a possibility but we're not sure. that's one reason why they had a special senate committee hearing today and invited a research group that specializes in energy pricing and what they found was after months of research, they could not explain why we had those gas price hikes in may and in october. that's the mystery there. they can't explain it. but it did cost californians in october about $1 billion. >> reporter: when prices spiked at the gas station the 7 gas companies in california said it's not our fault. instead, they blamed accidents like the chevron refinery fire or unexpected maintenance problems. but the biggest price spikes were in may and october. that's months before and after the chevron fire in august. >> we have seen shifts in price of gasoline. >> reporter: it's one of the reason senator mark leno
this event because of the so-called letter. california penal code states a registered sex offender is allowed on school property if they have written permission from a school official. in this case if the letter is a fake, gurries will face charges. in san jose, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> cbs 5 reached out to the catholic diocese of san jose for comment. our calls have not been returned. >>> two women in marin county managed to tight off an armed intruder -- to fight off an armed intruder. the suspect may have stab wounds to his chest. police say the man broke into a san ra figure apartment tuesday night. one victim grabbed the suspect and turned the knife on him. police are looking at nearby hospitals for someone who is seeking medical attention for stab wounds. >>> congress wants to know could last month's attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi be prevented and was there a cover-up? members of the president's national security team are answering questions now on capitol hill. danielle nottingham has the latest. >> reporter: lawmakers are looking for answers about the september 11th attacks
hit him in the head with a bottle near oakland's courtyard marriott hotel. >>> now that california voters have rejected a plan to end the death penalty there's a push in the opposite direction. a growing number of prosecutors and law enforcement officials is lobbying the state to resume executions. they point to the defeat the proposition that would have scrapped the death penalty. the state currently has 725 death row inmates, 14 of them have exhausted their appeals process. >>> you could see the smoke across the bay area when the refinery fire erupted. how chevron is asking neighbors to think about the possibility of a next time. >> and a hands-on lesson in the fascinating and delicious world of mollusks. how these are laying the groundwork for a new generation of san francisco bay oysters. ,,,, ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a brand new medicare prescription drug plan. it's called the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. and it's for people who want the lowest part d premium in the united states... only $15 a month. and copays could be as low as a dollar. s
available and realistic details for contractors to follow. >> reporter: two years ago california adopted a seismic retrofit code. a detailed set of instructions on how to properly retrofit a home. the problem, contractors are not actual he required to follow them. and, they only apply to one spectacular -- specific type of home. a small wood frame structure, with a crawlspace, without a tile roof and a series of other specific requirements. since there are no codes many are using their best guess. >> it is taking so long that we don't still have a good set is of guidelines that really applies to a lot of the housing stock that we have in the bay area. >> reporter: the california earthquake authority admits that the process to develop an adquit retrofit code has been slow going. >> mostly because it has opinion done on a voluntary basis. >> reporter: many study the problem no one agency, federal, state, local has been tapped to come up with guidelines. >> a lot of priorities. single family priorities are high on the list. >> l the cea is finally moving -- well, the cea is finally movin
california in an alleged terror plot. the fbi says they conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and planned to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air force in 2000 and 2001. authorities say he tried to arrange for two california men to meet his contacts with terror organizations. >>> a man whose watch set off a bomb scare at the oakland airport won't face charges. this is the watch of the man. he tried to take this past security checkpoints last thursday. the toggle switch, fuses and wires apparently raised some alarms there. obviously. deputies arrested 49-year-old jeffrey mcgann and evacuated the terminal. >> i'm an artist. it's an art project. i travel with numbers of them to give to friends and family and people that give me corporate work, et cetera. >> well, the alameda county district attorney's office did not comment on why they dropped the charges. mcgann tells us this is the first time he has ever run into any trouble for wearing art in an airport. that might set off a few whistles and bells. >> you would think about
alabama ♪ ♪ whoa alabama [applause] for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. from the laughing cow. it's rich, indulgent and 45 calories. mmm it's so good -- it practically sells itself. cut, cut. sells itself? i've poured myself into this commercial. ♪ don't be boring ♪ indulge in the morning ya! [ squeaking ] yay! [ female announcer ] introducing smooth sensations cream cheese spread from the laughing cow. have you laughed today? >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm allen martin. ken bastida and dana king are off tonight. >> we begin with breaking news in san jose. kiet do is at a three alarm fir
. more on that and a reward being offered to anyone with information. ,,,,,, for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor, a feeding frenzy to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever you're craving. spend 25 dollars and a frozen safeway turkey is 59 cents a pound. or spend 25 dollars and get a fresh safeway select turkey for 99 cents a pound. so raise your glass, pull up a chair, grab a plate. this tastier thanksgiving is well worth the wait. safeway. ingredients for life. >>> violence rages on between israelis and palestinians. >> the explosions continued here in g
of privacy and that retailers are gaming the system. california civil code currently allows retailers to swipe your id when investigating fraud, abuse or misrepresentation. but speier believes a legitimate return does not fall into those categories. >> i will never let someone scan my driver's license. >> reporter: now, that's not always an option. if the store prominently posts the id requirement in its return policy, then it's warned you before perform abiding by state law and you will likely have to hand over your id or skip the return. and if you are ever told you're not allowed to make a returnings you have likely been flagged as a serial returner. go to cbssf.com/consumerwatch for a link to your return activity report and the retail exchange. just to clarify, many stores including the children's place only require an id without a receipt. if you have the receipt, they won't scan you. >> you can actually get a return activity report if you are a serial returner? >> reporter: it's primarily for folks who have been denied. so if you haven't been denied, you can try. but they may no
and your group to leave. >> california law gives us the right to talk to customers in front of stores. so... >> if you don't leave, we will get the police involved. >> reporter: but protesters say they have no intention of leaving until wal-mart listens to their pleas for respect and better working conditions. more walkouts are planned at stores tomorrow, though protesters worry their numbers could be hurt by workers too afraid to strike. in oakland, christin ayers, cbs 5. >>> since opening two weeks ago, it's been a nightmare getting to the new high-end outlet stores in livermore and it could be even worse this weekend. this is a life look at the paragon outlet malls. you see shoppers flooding into the mall right now, about to get very busy, even busier than this. the stores opened for black friday shopping just over an hour ago, and there is already a long line of traffic getting to the shopping center. take a look at this. here's a look at the intersection of 580 and 680 in dublin, a heavy stream of traffic in both directions. as you can imagine, most of these drivers racing to those
in california a high end bulk wine business. you can buy wine from some of the best wine rice. and why guys sell wine depends. some sell because hey i got ek sees or a component that fit into this. i buy it. i bottle it and ship it. low overhead company. i can usually chop the price in half. >> you've been called the robin hood of wine. do you like that title? >> that suggests i'm stealing from the rich. that's not the way it really runs. guys love to sell wine to me. i provide a service and make the business more efficient. sure you can call me the robin hood of wine and we do give people fantastic value. so from that perspective -- >> you're okay with the purists or they are okay with you? >> yeah. absolutely. guys value what we do. like i said we add a service, and if you've got, you know, you've got a high end brand you're selling wine for $100 a bottle and you got excess wine and want to maintain your price point you can't shove 5,000 more cases of that into the market it doesn't work. what you do you'll declassify it and sell it off to a guy like me. >> i'm not sure t
explains under california law retailers are obligated to honor those deals especially when it comes to black friday. >> what the consumers lost was opportunity. they lost the opportunity to seek deals elsewhere. >> by the time they alerted me, i had missed all of the black friday sales. >> reporter: in those cases consumers have the right to sue for the difference between the sale price and the current price but past problems have many rethinking their black friday plans. >> no black friday deals for me. >> reporter: now, we asked best buy if it would honor oversold deals this year and it said it won't be necessary because they have improved their technology. many analysts believe there will actually be fewer online glitches this year because those growing pains are starting to be fewer and for up. if you have a consumer problem, reach us at cbssf.com/consumerwatch. >> tv in hand worth 2 on the internet. >> exactly. >> thank you. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] martinelli's gold medal sparkling cider is the perfect choice for holiday gatherings. martinelli's is non-alcohol
carolina, louisiana and texas and california. >> we lost jobs. we lost 3.5 billion in economic impact. >> reporter: andrew meadows is with the trade group florida citrus mutual. >> take a look at your eight ounce glass of orange juice in the morning and imagine that not being there because that's how serious it is. >> reporter: pesticides kills the insect that carries the disease but there's no cure for trees infected with citrus greening. >> what is it like for you when you look at a tree that has this disease? >> well, first of all i think about planting that tree. a lot of them i planted. i think about how hard it's going to be to get a tree to that point. >> reporter: farmers and the u.s. department of agriculture are sending $69 million to develop of a cure but it could take years. that leaves him one option, try to grow new trees faster than his old trees are dying. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, lake wales, florida. >> we know babies like to kick and stretch. it turns out they yawn. a study of 40 ultrasounds found healthy fetuses yawn often in the early stages of pregnancy. resear
for a white van that was seen in the neighborhood. >>> l.a. times reports four california men are being held in an alleged terror plot. officials say the men arranged to join al qaeda and the taliban when they allegedly planned to use explosives to kill americans in afghanistan. >>> mcafee says he is still in belize but will not say where and denies he is mentally unstable. police consider him a person of interest in the murder. >>> government health panel is recommending hiv testing for all americans age 15 to 65. an estimated 200,000 people in the u.s. are infected with hiv and don't realize it. >>> we are starting out with light showers around the bay area out the door today. grab that umbrella. you may just need it. it's got a lot of clouds making their way onshore outside. couple of breaks there in the skies, but still plenty of clouds to come throughout the day today. in fact, toward the afternoon, chance. >> reporter: rain is on the increase. hi-def doppler showing some of those light showers. further to the south, more rain expected cold front arriving
cubicle in haiti begins in january of 2010. penn was in california newly divorced from his wife and uncertain what he would next. >> it was an accident in timing in many ways. i turned on the news. >> disaster in haiti. >> there were reports that more than 300,000 were dead. thousands more injured. doctors were operating without pain medications. >> it was what we all referred to as civil war medicine. here's an aspirin and now i'll cut your arm off with a hacksaw. that was happening. >> penn says he could not turn away. his own son recently recovered from a skateboarding accident that was life threatening. penn said he remembered how much morphine had helped his son. >> something just clicked. in the earthquake, amputations on children and others with no pain medication. and the joke i've always made is an actor in hollywood knows where to find narcotics. >> days later with the help of well connected friends penn was in haiti with pharmaceuticals and medical personnel creating the haitian relief organization he calls j/p hro. >> it was a full time investment for your. >> yes.
flights within california yesterday were canceled and those travelers were moved around because of weather so these are tips to keep in mind. we have some holiday tricks as you get ready to travel here if you are flying out of sfo or any airport in the bay area. one, check your own bags. some airlines will actually let you skip the baggage counter and tag your bag yourself. two, precheck with tsa. they have a new program, if you sign up you can pass through a separate security line. three, there are new smartphone apps that keep track of security lines so you will know how much time to expect to spend in those lines. we want to make note again in addition to this being the busiest travel day of the year, the huffington post listed sfo as one of the most actually frustrating airports to go to, orbitz saying one of the busiest hub on thanksgiving. live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> new this morning a man has been found dead after he went missing while looking for his cat overnight. divers located him and recovered the man's body this morning. he apparently drowned in about 30 f
, california. you talk about a place called h2. >> another new hotel started by the same group that runs a five star hotel. their rates under $200 a night. they are leading the scene with their eco-friendly approach. they are gold leaf certified. there's a bike sharing program. also a filtered water bar. >> what is that? what does eco friendly mean? >> in a hotel you're looking at basically gold leaf certified standard and things like the water bar. you can fill up on site. >> lots of recycling programs. >> vermont is a beautiful place to visit. you have a hotel there. >> this is a great find actually. what we love here, if you're looking for a luxury farm stay hard to beat this one. rates start at $155 a night. we talked a lot in the country as farm to table is the new vogue. this is farm though tell. set on 1400 acre farm which is cool and leading to sustainable practices. you can learn how to make butter and even go looking for mushrooms. >> you can go make butter? >> yes. >> butter and bacon makes everything good. >> how do you determine hotel trends? what your looking for? >> we reviewed 1
was in town for an appearance at oracle arena tomorrow. >>> california may soon have a budget surplus. the legislative budget analyst says the deficit will be about $1.9 billion this fiscal year and we could see a surplus by 2014. more revenue will come from the prop 30 tax hike, which voters approved last week. stay with us, traffic and weather coming right up. ,, ,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. we're following a couple of different incidents including two separate accidents, one eastbound lanes of 92 approaching ralston. you can see it's pretty slow across the stretch. also along the peninsula northbound 101 right before san tomas expressway. one lane is blocked. and we're seeing a long line of red traffic sensors just behind that accident. else where, here's a look at the nimitz, this is a problem since about 7:30 this morning. it's been jammed up. we had one earlier crash actually in the opposite direction southbound 880 approaching embarcadero. but it's the northbound lanes, it's stop and go from hayward to downtown oakland. similar story for the milpitas ride. you can see just a few
their jobs including those from several plants in northern california. >>> a 14-year-old boy is charged with a violent kidnapping and assault in vallejo. the 65-year-old victim was taken at gunpoint from a shopping area last night. she was assaulted and bound and left unconscious in a ditch. police say the suspect tried to get ransom money from the victim's family. >>> birthday dinner in san francisco led to the arrest of a man wanted for violent crimes in oakland. an off-duty oakland police officer was in a steakhouse on van ness when he saw the suspected gang leader walk in. the officer called oakland police, and they worked with san francisco police to arrest the man as he left the restaurant. traffic and weather coming up. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. the backup at the bay bridge, after several fender-benders and the ripple effect it's had on the commute throughout the east bay, it's still really jammed up this morning if you are heading through the pay gates to the bay bridge down the eastshore freeway. 66 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. this is what it's doing to th
in and help. it was a teaching moment for him and his listeners. >> reporter: california's morning drive sensation. >> now new music here's pat and kim, let's go. opposite the dee jay kevin rider and gene bean baxter are well-known for their alternative music as well as for their on air antics. >> if you go see that movie and realize there's no vampires. >> reporter: no wonder commuters slammed on their brakes this month when dean surprised serious. >> decided to help a friend out by donating a kidney. >> reporter: donating a kidney? even kevin was shocked. >> what he's doing is more than what i would do. >> reporter: in the days that followed his generosity became the source of endless jokes. >> this kidney should go in the hall of fame. hall of fame for famous kidneys. >> i'm trying to do my part. >> reporter: it was all about this man, the station's chief engineer. who had been limping along in dialysis for years but never told a soul. >> didn't want anybody to think i was less capable than anybody else at work. >> moving kind of slow didn't look that great and i tho
student, didn't adapt well to school in california during his dad's brief marriage to pamela anderson. >> i picked him up the first day. he got in the car and was choked up. i said what's wrong, buddy? all these kids do here is ride skateboards and do drugs. i was like like, hey, stay off them skateboards. >> reporter: just a joke. maybe. but behind the juvenile humor, kid rock is a man who knows just how lucky he is. ♪ sometimes i hear that song and i'll start to sing along ♪ ♪ man, i'd love to see that girl again ♪ >> i think anybody that has worked hard and has built something and has been successful can testify to how wonderful that was, how wonderful it is still is. >> reporter: you are still grateful for it. >> still grateful for it. would never sit here in front of a camera and bitch about how tough my life is at some levels that maybe people can't understand. when that starts happening i just stay home and drink an expensively bottle of wine and be like, you know, you're doing pretty well. be thankful. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, new movie tests the limits of a relationship betwe
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